Umaru Barrie

Citizen Laureate Scholarship

Umaru Barrie

When junior Umaru Barrie first visited the University at Albany, “I saw a lot of different opportunities.” One of those opportunities coincided with his academic plans: to study human biology and chemistry in preparation for a career as a physician, possibly in the field of neurosurgery.

Barrie, 21, emigrated from Guinea to New York City with his family nine years ago. After completing medical school, he hopes to work at a hospital, then possibly return to his native land.

The recipient of the Citizen Laureate Scholarship says the award is “a chance to advance myself toward my goals.” It’s also a way of recognizing Barrie’s academic accomplishments “and helping my family as it helps me.”

The World Within Reach - The Morris Altman Research Fund

Gary M. Jacobson '82 Scholarship:
Established by Foundation Director and UAlbany alumnus Gary Jacobson, B.A. '82 to support undergraduates involved in community service projects benefiting children.